headspace
Bentleigh

headspace bentleigh

Hours

  • Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

About

headspace Bentleigh is a free or low cost service where young people aged 12-25 can access qualified mental health professionals, GPs, drug and alcohol counsellors, and vocational service providers.

You can self-refer, however, a mental health care plan is required to see our mental health professionals. We have other workers and programs you can access without a mental health care plan. We also provide an early psychosis program. 

headspace Bentleigh is conveniently located near Moorabbin station.

 

 

 

 

Hours

  • Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

headspace Bentleigh is operated by Alfred Health. All headspace services are funded by the Australian Government Department of Health. Administration of funding is carried out by the headspace centre’s local Primary Health Network, in this case, South East Melbourne PHN.

Services

If you live near our headspace centre in a rural area but cannot travel in to see us, you can see our mental health workers online.

GPs can help with any physical health issues as well as issues related to sexual health, drug or alcohol use, relationship problems or feeling down or upset. Your centre may have a GP on site or links to one locally. 

Workers either on site or linked to the centre who can assist you with any alcohol or other drug concern.

A headspace early intervention program to improve the lives of young people, and their families, who are affected by psychosis.

Centres have a range of programs and activities for young people. Just ask your centre what they have on. 

Mental health workers – which may include psychologists, psychiatrists, counsellors and other workers – that can help if you're just not feeling yourself.

Sexual health screenings on site or links to local services. 

Workers either on site or linked to the centre who can assist you with work or study opportunities. 

A group of young people who help with events and some decision making at a centre. Ask your centre about getting involved.

“As soon as I sought help, I suddenly realised that my anxiety was very treatable and that I wasn’t alone.”
- Charlie

More information

headspace Bentleigh offers young people aged 12 to 25 access to mental health professionals for counselling and support.

To access our mental health services, please call us on (03) 9076 7400 or email us to speak with one of our friendly team.

Our services are free or low cost, and we will ensure that your privacy and confidentiality is maintained and respected.

With a Mental Health Treatment Plan - a formal document completed with a GP (Doctor) - you can access up to 20 Medicare funded sessions in any calendar year (Jan - Dec). 

Please speak with our team if you are concerned about the possible cost of seeing a mental heath clinician. Our team can also provide you with advice on how to obtain a Mental Health Treatment Plan. 

If you need a check-up, a referral, or a Mental Health Treatment Plan, headspace Bentleigh can help.

Our GPs can take care of your physical and mental health needs and as long as you are covered by Medicare, this service will be bulk-billed (which means you don't have to pay).

Call us on (03) 9076 7400 or email to make an appointment. If you need to see the doctor to get a referral or Mental Health Treatment Plan please let our team know, as you may need a longer appointment.

If you need to get your own Medicare Card, click here to be redirected to the Medicare website, where you can find step-by-step instructions.  

If your use of alcohol and other drugs is preventing you from achieving what you want, headspace Bentleigh may be able to help. 

We offer free alcohol and other drug counselling with a professional and experienced counsellor. 

Call our team on (03) 9076 7400 or email to learn more. 

Click here to view headspace AOD resources and interactive supports.

headspace work and study programs support young people aged 15-25 years with everything related to education and employment. From finding your first job to deciding what to study, we can help. Support is available in the centre or online. Our services are free and tailored to your individual needs.

 

Visit here: headspace Work and Study to create a free, online account. 

Call us on (03) 9076 7400 or email us to learn more.

headspace Early Psychosis offers specialist support for young people who are experiencing, or at an increased risk of developing psychosis.

In South East Melbourne, there are five headspace centres that work closely together to offer this program including headspace Bentleigh, Elsternwick, Frankston, Dandenong and Narre Warren. 

If you or someone you know could benefit from learning more about headspace Early Psychosis please call us on (03) 9076 7400 or email us.

You can also read more about early psychosis here.

headspace Bentleigh offers a range of free groups and programs for young people aged 16 - 25. All groups and programs are facilitated by qualified mental health professionals.

Groups can assist in your mental health recovery in different ways. These ways might include:

  • Connecting with others
  • Discovering more about personal strengths
  • Exploring new interests
  • Building life skills
  • Developing  personal meaning from experiences

To register for groups call our Group Coordinator on (03) 9076 9400 or email our friendly team.

Learn more about the Recovery Program here

Have a look at our April holiday timetable here!

Join us for Term 2 Groups here!

 

We understand that family and friends are often the first to notice when you are struggling.

This comprehensive guide includes mental health resources, tips on how to communicate with young people and support for work and study.

If you know a parent, carer or friend of a young person seeking support please call us on (03) 9076 7400 or email us for more information.

Sometimes it's not just young people who could benefit from speaking to someone. At headspace Bentleigh we offer counselling for the whole family.

Your family can access counselling even without a young person engaged in services. Sessions are one hour with a maximum of two per family, and are bulk-billed or low cost.

Call our team on (03) 9076 7400 or email learn more. 

For more information about discovery college go to: discovery.college

Our courses are created by people with varied experiences in mental health, who share their knowledge of what works. Every course is developed and delivered equally by both people with lived experience of mental health issues and health experts, and participants also have their say about what they want to learn. People from all sorts of backgrounds take part, like young people, clinicians and learning specialists.

It’s a new way of learning about mental health – it’s relaxed, everyone is equal and there are no rights or wrongs. By getting involved, you can discover how to take action to be who you are, what you want from life, and what actually works to help you and others stay mentally healthy.

If you are interested in learning more about the courses available at headspace Discovery College you can view our course guide here. 

 

If you're not feeling up to coming in to headspace Bentleigh in person or are unable to do so, please consider creating a free account with eheadspace. 

eheadspace provides free online and telephone support and counselling to young people 12 - 25 and their families and friends. If you’re based in Australia and going through a tough time, eheadspace can help: 

 

  • If you are feeling down
  • If you are feeling stressed
  • If you are being bullied
  • If you have concerns about drugs and alcohol
  • Getting along with your family and friends
  • Romantic relationships
  • Questions about sex
  • Questions about gender and who you are attracted to
  • Getting advice about helping a friend
  • Anything you want to talk about!

You can get support for your mental health by creating a headspace account. Here, you can access group chats, online communities, and 1:1 direct support with qualified and committed eheadspace professionals.

eheadspace operates between 9am – 1am (Melbourne time) 7 days a week for a 1-on-1 chat. It’s a confidential, free and safe space to talk about what’s going on.

PLEASE NOTE - eheadspace is not a crisis service. If you are in need of emergency assistance, please call 000 immediately, or a crisis support service: Lifeline - 13 11 41 and online, or Kid's Helpline - 1800 55 1800.

Is there a volunteer program at headspace Bentleigh? 

Yes. Young people aged 18-25 can volunteer with headspace Bentleigh to help improve the mental health and wellbeing of their community. 

The Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) is a group of young people that develops and delivers community events and projects, as well as providing feedback to headspace Bentleigh on how to improve mental health services. YAC members have the opportunity to expand their skills and knowledge in advocacy, public speaking, events and mental health.

Youth Peer Volunteers are young people who have a lived experience of mental health or Alcohol and Other Drug challenges, that want to share their experiences to provide hope, connection and empathy to other young people going through a tough time. Youth Peer Volunteers are provided with training and support, and have the opportunity to expand their skills and knowledge in Youth Peer Support, Group Facilitation, public speaking, mental health, events and advocacy.  

How do I get involved?

Recruitment for the headspace Bentleigh volunteering is currently closed. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for updates or call us on (03) 9076 7400 or email us.

Unfortunately we do not offer work experience opportunities.

If your school or community organisation would like some mental health information or resources headspace Bentleigh can help. We regularly collaborate with:

 

  • Schools
  • Universities
  • Sporting clubs
  • Local businesses 
  • Community based organisations. 

Please complete this form with details about your event. One of our team will be in touch, however please be aware we are not always available on weekends.

Telehealth is now an option for young people and families using services at headspace Bentleigh.

Click here for Telehealth Guidelines including step-by-step instructions and telehealth tips.

If you have any questions about telehealth please call us on (03) 9076 9400 or email us.

You will need a Medicare Card to access headspace Bentleigh.

Please view information about our fees here

If you are over the age of 15, you can apply for your own Medicare card. Visit this link for more information. 

If you are ineligible for a Medicare Card please call us (03) 9076 7400 so we can help you.

View our privacy policy here

Many community organisations hold fundraising events and donate the proceeds to headspace Bentleigh.

If you would like to get involved, please call us on (03) 9076 7400 or email us. 

headspace Bentleigh is easily accessible by public transport and car.

TRAIN

headspace Bentleigh is approximately 450m from Moorabbin train station, which is on the Frankston line. Exit the train station to the right and turn right onto Nepean Highway towards South Road until you see the green headspace sign. We are located on the ground floor of the large Bayside Junction building.

 

BUS

There are several bus routes operating within 450 metres from headspace Bentleigh. We recommend using the PTV Journey Planner.  

CAR

Two hour or all day parking unmetered parking is available on Corby Street, Plym Street and Barry Street. Our underground carpark is accessible via the slip lane on Nepean Highway. headspace has allocated spots on the lower level.

If you need additional support please call us on (03) 9076 7400.

headspace Bentleigh is accessible for all people. The building and rooms are wheelchair accessible. We also have a gender neutral bathroom. 

If there is anything you need to make your visit with us comfortable and enjoyable, please let us know.

We are currently updating this section. Check back in again soon or follow us on Instagram and Facebook for centre updates.

At headspace Bentleigh we're really proud of our centre. headspace Bentleigh is featured as the location in the headspace early psychosis video. Watch the video below if you'd like to take a virtual tour.